Female Prisoner 701 Scorpion (1972) Review: The Obedient Citizen and Her Government

I’m glad I watched this film last in this series. It took a bit of detective work but I enjoyed the ride. Everything makes sense why Scorpion possesses the spirit of a dead girl and why she harbors a deep hatred towards cops. This film got political fast and I am afraid that I don’tContinue reading “Female Prisoner 701 Scorpion (1972) Review: The Obedient Citizen and Her Government”

Female Prisoner Jailhouse 41 (1972) Review: Bad Boys Are Dogs!

I am addicted to laughing. I might have just found one of the funniest film I have ever watched. A big fan of Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction here, but this one tops it.  Don’t get mad now. I am not a man-hater but the portrayal of men in this film is a bit accurate; theyContinue reading “Female Prisoner Jailhouse 41 (1972) Review: Bad Boys Are Dogs!”

Kwaidan: A Different Type of Horror (Part III)

Please refer to my other posts for complete film analysis : Part I and Part II. The last story in this film is In a Cup of Tea. This is the shortest story and my least favorite. I wonder why they put this story at the last section of the film. The ending of thisContinue reading “Kwaidan: A Different Type of Horror (Part III)”

Kwaidan: A Different Type of Horror (Part II)

Hoichi the Earless is the third story in the film. The longest story out of all the four stories and the most complex to dive in, but artistically on point.  I watched the segment repeatedly, analyzing every scene from the painted red/orange sky to the watermelon. It starts off with a gloomy song about theContinue reading “Kwaidan: A Different Type of Horror (Part II)”

The One-Armed Swordsman (1967): The Servant Leader

It’s so difficult not to fall in love with the one-armed swordman as he exhibits all the masculine traits on what it means to be a man. Ideally, he really is the perfect man. I watched this film several times–not just for the poetic concept of masculinity, but for the cinematography. It’s a visually attractiveContinue reading “The One-Armed Swordsman (1967): The Servant Leader”